1992 Citroen BX 19TGS 1.9 petrol
So French - inside car driving: not bad, outside car looking at it: embarrassing in the extreme..
Rubber hose burst (perished) after a week causing overheating.
Rear wiper does not operate.
Temperature control was stiff to turn, took me about 5 minutes of owning the car to snap it off whilst trying to force it round. Now its on hot, and I live 10 miles north of Africa in 40 degree heat. Nice.
Too rusty for a dry climate and for year.
This is easily the ugliest car I have ever owned. Suspension is just pointless - why? I have a BMW, never thought "Wish it had a little lever to make it go up and down"...
Engine okay, goes well for an 8v carb engine and not a bad exhaust note too when its pushed. But you have to pretend people are not cringing at the shape of the thing...
Plus side - has PAS, EW, central locking. But even back when it was launched it must have been out of date. No airbags. No sun roof. No a/c. And it runs on... yup I can't quite believe this for a 1992 car... leaded petrol. Mon ami, if it hadn't been virtually given to me I wouldn't own it.
Good to see Citreon are finally selling more cars these days, now they look more like, well, cars.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 13th July, 2007
Further to my review ...
Yup, my first impressions of this car and its "quirky" (for "quirky" read "crap") suspension design have just been confirmed. Just moved it after letting it run for 10 minutes to warm up and... yes no prizes for guessing, a big patch of green LHM oil under the right hand wheel.
What a complete shed. Ugly AND useless: great combo.